Reframe (English)

Reframe
Perspectives on Europe through comics from Algeria, Turkey and the UK

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Reframe is an exhibition of graphic and comic art which brings together pioneering voices from Algeria, Turkey and the UK. Emerging artists were invited to use their distinctive styles and viewpoints to create a series of innovative graphic short stories, examining the cultural, social and political dynamics between Europe and each of the participating countries.

While translation is necessary when comics cross linguistic borders, they are primarily a visual medium, making them the ideal way to create and share perspectives about Europe. What interests us most in this exhibition is how comics allow creator and readers alike to experience the power of storytelling at a very personal level. Reframe places a focus on the personal narratives of the exhibited artists, making the project not a definitive answer to the way these three countries see Europe, but rather a variety of subjective approaches that we hope will deepen the debate on what Europe is, means and needs to do to become more aware of individual narratives on the continent and beyond.

Canan Marasligil, Paul Gravett and Megan Donnolley
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Participating artists
Algeria – Sofiane Belaskri, Mahmoud Benameur and Soumeya Ouarezki
Turkey – Naz Tansel, Murat Mıhçıoğlu and Cem Özüduru
UK – Hannah Berry, Daniel Locke and ILYA

Reframe. Perspectives on Europe through comics from Algeria, Turkey and the UK is presented by Comica, Istanbulles with Studio Rodeo, FIBDA, and Free Word in association with ARTICLE 19 and Booktrust and supported by the European Cultural Foundation and Arts Council England.  

Exhibition dates
21 October – 22 November 2013 Free Word, London as part of Comica Festival
5 – 9 February 2014 hosted by FIBDA
February/March 2014 as part of Istanbulles

As part of the Reframe exhibition there will also be a series of activities in each country to explore the role of comics in developing our understanding of Europe.

Panel discussions
Artists will host a panel discussion in each of the three countries to further discuss their work and the ability of comics to speak to others across cultural borders.
London, Free Word – 23 October 2013
Algiers, FIBDA  – February 2014
Istanbul, Istanbulles – February/March 2014

ARTICLE 19 workshops
ARTICLE 19 will be facilitating a series of workshops with professionals working in the arts, the charity sector and the media to raise awareness about the campaign for freedom of expression and the use of comics to engage with audiences.
London, Free Word – 24 October 2013
Algiers, FIBDA  – February 2014
Istanbul, Istanbulles – February/March 2014

Community workshops
Participating artists will host workshops with their local community exploring the role of comic art in cross cultural communication.
London, Central St Martin’s – 25 October 2013
Algiers, FIBDA  – February 2014
Istanbul, Istanbulles – February/March 2014

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